Welcome to Week 62 of the Tuesday Photo Challenge.
Last week’s entries were absolutely spectacular! I expected to see a great turnout with the theme of Unusual, and you blew my mind with those creative, funny and intriguing entries. As I was thinking about this week’s theme, I was leaning toward something rather tricky, which I may still use at some time in the future, but decided to expand the reach of the challenge a bit with Music.
Music is all around us and more than just a human form of expression, as Nature is filled with examples of great music from the birds in the trees to the whales in the oceans. As usual, you can take poetic license into any direction that you desire, so that it can be music to your ears, a great performance or a cacophony of atonal sound!
One way of capturing music for reproduction is shown here…
This image is from about 5 years ago, when we were challenged to provide some appropriate wall decor for a music school that was just opening nearby. Interestingly enough, this is not one of the images that was chosen, even though I thought it to be technically superior to one of my images that was selected.
The full rules of this challenge are in TPC Guidelines, but here’s the tl;dr:
Create a pingback link to this post, so that I can create a post showing all of the submissions over the week (note: pingbacks may not appear immediately, as my site is set up to require approval for linking to it; helps against previous bad experiences with spamming)
Have fun creating something new (or sharing something old)!!
I’m looking forward to a symphony of wondrous entries!
A Fresh Perspective
Photography is more than just a vehicle for capturing the world around me; it provides me with a palette and a set of brushes, with which I paint not only what I see, but also look to express the emotions that are evoked by the scene in front of me in that moment.
Growing up in the Netherlands exposed me to a wide cross-section of visual arts that laid the foundation of my photographic view of all that surrounds me. Early influences were the Dutch Masters of the 17th century, to whom I was introduced by my grandfather during museum explorations; favorites among them are the scenes of quotidian life depicted by Jan Steen and Frans Hals and the vivid landscapes of Jacob van Ruisdael.
My classical high school education was supplemented by the Boijmans Van Beuningen museum, where I spent many a lunch hour exploring its great collection. Here I was introduced to surrealism with a particular love for the approach taken by Salvador Dali; Dali also rekindled my appreciation for the work of Hieronymus Bosch, who often showed the folly of us mortals.
My approach to any photographic subject is to look for understanding first; in this I look to establish either a connection between the viewer and the subject or capture the connection of the subject with its surroundings. The captured image then aims to portray this connection from a perspective that is part of my personal interpretation.
This interpretation is often a form of externalized introspection, which may alternately display the connection of isolated beings and items with their environment or highlight the whimsy of the profound world, in which we find ourselves. The universe is full of connections, many of which are waiting to be discovered; part of my journey as a photographer is to document these connections.
Any assignment, be it an event, a product shoot or a portrait session is always approached through communication with the client; this is where the first connection is established. Ideas are exchanged and a collaborative plan of action forms, ultimately resulting in a set of images that aim to exceed the expectations of each client.
And, lest we forget, it is important to have fun while practicing the serious business of photography!
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62 thoughts on “Tuesday Photo Challenge – Music”
Hi Frank! Music has been a life saver for me. Thanks for having it as a prompt this week.
Fab topic !!! Do we get extra points if we can identify the score shown?? (On first sight – no idea but someone may know !!)
Massive extra points for that!
What a great prompt Frank. Hope to put something together before we head off into the outback for six weeks this weekend.
Wow! You’re going to disappear into the outback? Sounds like a fantastic adventure!!
I am but I hope to reappear every now and then if I can get wifi! 😊
Bring a roo with antennae to keep connectivity 🙂 Have fun!
Haha, satellite Skippy ya reckon. 🙂 Thanks Frank.
Thank you for another fun challenge Frank. I have gone for nature’s music in this contribution: https://whippetwisdom.com/2017/06/20/tanka-the-light-within/
And it’s some wonderful music!
Thank you Frank :o)
Wow, those are very cool!
Reblogged this on All About Writing and more.
You are welcome!
hi frank, great theme for this week, here my contribution for this challenge theme, http://wp.me/p2AvI7-2p2.
Fantastic entry! Love your black&white photography!
Thank you so much for your comment frank.
Happy Tuesday, Frank 🙂
What happens when you hear music?
Here it is… https://rkarkera.wordpress.com/2017/06/21/when-you-hear-music-you-dance/ 😀
Very nice!! Love the expression on her face!
Thank you Jansen, actually this particular type of dance has lot to do with facial expressions.. eye movement etc.. 🙂
What a great theme, Frank! That is the theme of my life. It seems like I could post an album of my life with music! Well, just kidding. Let me think of something reasonable!
Thank you, Miriam! Looking forward to seeing how you’ll represent your life’s theme!!
Thank you, Frank!
I adore your photo this week.
Thank you, Cee! Love your post!
Hi Frank, I can’t identify your music score! But here is my entry.
Hi Frank, That was a beautiful theme for the week. Who doesn’t like music? Certainly not me ‘cos it is a lifestyle… Haha! Here is my entry and now, let me go check out the kind of music playing in the other blog links… 🙂
What a hard theme Frank. So much music so many choices
Here is my contribution
Your posts is definitely a really good one! Nice guitars!
Thank you Frank. They are great guitars 😀
A good hard copy of beautiful music! Check out https://travel387.wordpress.com/2017/06/24/music-on-picture/
Thank you so much. 🙂